Author Topic: Best Domino Tutorial  (Read 1877 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Dusty.Tools

  • Posts: 126
    • Dusty.Tools
Best Domino Tutorial
« on: July 04, 2019, 02:39 AM »
Hi all,

I finally took the plunge and brought a Domino.

What video tutorials would people recommend? I normally figure these things out myself but i want to make sure I fully get it.

Thanks in advance.

Ben


——————————
dusty.tools
@dusty.tools

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline Jiggy Joiner

  • Posts: 704
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 03:07 AM »
Hi there, if you’ve used biscuit joiners previously, you will have a better understanding of the machine, and approach when using it. There is a learning curve with the Domino but, not ( in my opinion) a big one.

Regarding tutorials, they are all pretty good and thorough, but may vary in style. I would suggest viewing videos from different users and making your own conclusions.
Download the supplementary manual too, it’s very useful.

I would honest suggest getting some scraps together, and doing some practice dry joinery to get the feel and measure of the machine.

I think the biggest mistakes are made through marking out not being accurate, and depth settings set wrong.
The more you use the machine, you will develop your own techniques and ways.
Hope you enjoy using it.

Offline Bob D.

  • Posts: 1230
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 05:12 AM »
Hi all,

I finally took the plunge and brought a Domino.

What video tutorials would people recommend? I normally figure these things out myself but i want to make sure I fully get it.

Thanks in advance.

Ben


——————————
dusty.tools

You need to go back to school, to YouTube University, and sign up for Professor Parfitt's classes.
-----
It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Birdhunter

  • Posts: 2608
  • Woodworker, Sportsman, Retired
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 06:16 AM »
Halfinchshy and New Brit Workshop have excellent videos. Practicing on scrap helps learn faster.
Birdhunter

Offline DynaGlide

  • Posts: 467
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2019, 08:07 AM »
Get in the habit of marking the Domino face that the tool needs to reference off. Everytime I don't do this I make mistakes.
@matts.garage

Offline ear3

  • Posts: 3869
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 08:16 AM »
@DustyTools I would also recommend going through the calibration procedures covered by Half-inch shy:
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline Reiska

  • Posts: 1171
  • Hackers build things, Crackers break them.
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 09:04 AM »
I highly recommend downloading and reading the supplemental user guide on it from Festool USA:

https://www.festoolusa.com/-/media/tts/festool/festool-usa/downloads/manuals/domino_df_500_supplemental.pdf

++ R
The sky's the limit in my workshop, literally. [big grin]

Offline jobsworth

  • Posts: 5763
  • Festool Baby.....
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 10:30 AM »
I have had the domino for about 6 years or so. Took a couple of end user classes even had Allan help me with it and I still didn’t get it. Then I realized I was over thinking it.

The domino is really easy to use. Just mark the domino faces ( face the domino is registering off of) mark the pieces where you are going to place the domino, set the machines fence to  what or close to what the material thickness is, set the debth of cut to half the length of the domino.

It’s really that easy. I know I really over thunk it. Even considered selling it. Now no way I love it. Just got to figure the darn thing out in your simplest terms

Offline Dusty.Tools

  • Posts: 126
    • Dusty.Tools
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2019, 02:36 AM »
Thanks All, I’ll check out the links and grab some scraps tomorrow :)


——————————
dusty.tools
@dusty.tools

Offline rmhinden

  • Posts: 189
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2019, 11:53 AM »
I finally took the plunge and brought a Domino.

Nice pun :-)

One trick I figured out, is to use a fine point sharpe pen to highlight the alignment lines on the Domino.   Basically run the pen down the lines (back, sides, etc.), then wipe off the excess.  It make seeing them much easier.

Bob

Offline Dusty.Tools

  • Posts: 126
    • Dusty.Tools
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 01:11 PM »
I finally took the plunge and brought a Domino.

Nice pun :-)

One trick I figured out, is to use a fine point sharpe pen to highlight the alignment lines on the Domino.   Basically run the pen down the lines (back, sides, etc.), then wipe off the excess.  It make seeing them much easier.

Bob
Oh good idea, I’ve seen that done on Kreg Pocket Hole jigs to good effect!


——————————
dusty.tools
@dusty.tools

Offline oobaa

  • Posts: 5
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2019, 01:48 PM »
+1 for newbritworkshop snd the supplementary manual

I found 10minuteworkshop really useful particularly with UK dimensioned sheets


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline kmickey

  • Posts: 4
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2019, 09:44 PM »
You will need a rock solid clamping system, preferably one that works horizontally and vertically.  I use my Stanton bench for domino work and it’s fantastic. 

I recently saw a tip for the 500 regarding hand placement.  If you hold it near the end of the barrel (near the power cord) your odds of keeping it flat on the plane are much higher than if your grip the barrel like a racquet. It’s markedly increased the accuracy of my plunges. 

Using the pins or the edge of your domino when you’re near the end of a board will almost always beat a pencil mark for accuracy.

And as others have said, get some scrap and practice.  It’s not hard, but you *will* make mistakes, whether alignment, plunge depth, or slot width. I try to plan it so I do my shallow and narrow cuts first, you can always recite wider or deeper, but not the other way around.

Offline Dusty.Tools

  • Posts: 126
    • Dusty.Tools
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2019, 03:21 AM »
Thanks, very helpful!

I got my first project started, I probably got carried away and installed too many :)

This is the side of a bookcase that I am beefing up so I can install an invisible hinge to hide a secret room!




——————————
dusty.tools
@dusty.tools

Offline Jiggy Joiner

  • Posts: 704
Re: Best Domino Tutorial
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2019, 05:11 PM »
Good for you, you can watch many videos, read lots of manuals which is all good but, you can’t beat experience, and everybody has to start somewhere.  [thumbs up]